August 30, 2005

food addiction #127

This week's food addiction is Baklawa. Brought to you by a recent trip to Bankstown. My fave is the lebanese version - layers of filo pastry and pistachios drenched with rosewater honey. Crunchy and dense and sweet. Divine! We paid $8 for half a kilo whcih has about 14 pieces. So far i've eaten 10 pieces...since yesterday. I wish I had my camera at the shop - the nice man had all these 'beudiful'(that was the written sign) continental cakes and biscuits. So yeah, my chances of doing a single chin up are diminishing at the same rate as my baklawa intake increases...hee!


Blogger jaysun said...

Any idea how many calories are in a serving of "beudiful" baklawa?

I too must confess. I cave in to my cravings and had a 6 piece Cajun nuggets at Macers.

Nothing grand and wasted calories! I would've been happier with pop corn chicken.

11:30 pm  
Blogger Bex said...

From a simple google search:
Calories: 252
Calories From Fat: 46%
Protein: 2g Carbohydrate: 33g
Cholesterol: 28mg Sodium: 171mg

So yeah it's about 125calories of pure fat. YUM!

12:30 pm  
Blogger G said...

yes KFC > Mickey D's

AND.. 14 pieces for 8 dollars?
DAMN that's cheap!

where can I get that???

10:42 pm  
Blogger jaysun said...

That's even slightly worse than a original glazed Krispy Kreme!

12:43 am  
Blogger Bex said...

substantially more satisfying than a krispy kreme though!!!!!

3:04 pm  
Anonymous Cherie said...

Hey! I have the same goal - to be able to do a single unassisted chin-up!

So far in my 20+ (give or take a few) years of existence I have managed to do exactly 0 chin-ups.. how sad is that? :'0

11:06 am  
Blogger mak said...

Now that I am currently in Singapore, I always have this one craving for Murtabak. Basically a suped up roti prata stuffed with mutton or chicken, onions and egg. Add your favourite curry sauce and I'm in heaven. Served up at this place on Arab street. Cheap, simple and tasty. My requirements for perfect food fodder!! Don't get me wrong, expensive food can taste great, I'd just rather have great food more often and not have to worry about breaking the bank.

6:12 pm  
Anonymous Kim said...

Ahhh, Bankstown, my old haunt. How I miss Baklava, manush (ok, i know that's not the right spelling) and a good falefel (bloody hell lebanese food is difficult to spell).

5:40 pm  
Blogger Bex said...

kim - yeah i was thinking of you when i was in bankstown.. i even passed your favourite yoghurt smoothie place in bankstown square and considered drinking one for you ha ha

8:59 am  

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